Responding to NAEP Results: October Opportunity Culture® Newsletter

by | October 31, 2022

By Public Impact®, October 31, 2022

The October newsletter includes how to use Opportunity Culture® models to respond to NAEP results, a new video and blogs, Opportunity Culture® news, and more. Read the October 2022 newsletter here.


Maximize Opportunity Culture® Models to Respond to NAEP Results

The NAEP results released this week may feel deeply discouraging—if not surprising—to weary educators. But Opportunity Culture® research points to sustainable, scalable ways to improve student learning—and at Public Impact®, we see ways to improve learning well beyond those initial research findings. This is the moment for Opportunity Culture® schools and districts—and those considering using Opportunity Culture® models—to rapidly reach as many students as possible and maximize the innovative staffing of Opportunity Culture® teams to dramatically boost student results.

The third-party research so far indicates that multi-classroom leader roles increase student learning growth by an extra half-year annually, on average, in reading and math. And the schools in the national Opportunity Culture® initiative are reaching well over 120,000 students this year.  Read more…

Opportunity Culture® Video and Blogs

Opportunity Culture® Teacher Residencies
Ector County and Midland school districts are two of the 11 Texas sites using Opportunity Culture® paid, yearlong teacher residencies as of 2022-23. In this video, educators from these districts describe how teacher residents are an integral part of multi-classroom leader teams and how residencies benefit students, schools, and aspiring teachers.

Fidelity and Collaboration: Opportunity Culture® Directors Share Advice on Common Challenges
At the September virtual gathering of Opportunity Culture® directors, four panelists discussed how Opportunity Culture® implementation has improved their district recruitment, teacher support, and student success; the collaboration needed among district offices; accountability concerns; and how their roles as directors have changed as implementation progresses. Read our wrap-up of their thoughts on challenges and successes their districts experienced. 

Creating a Positive Classroom Culture: Tips from Opportunity Culture® Educators
Many students are still struggling with unresolved social-emotional issues brought on or intensified by Covid shutdowns. In this blog, Opportunity Culture® educators share their experiences and simple strategies they use to help create calm, safe spaces that support their students’ academic growth.

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